Indian Premier League is one of the most competitive franchises cricket league in the world. It is the biggest platforms for any player- whether domestic or international and renders a set platform for these players to get some prominence.
The excitement of the intense matches sometimes piles up the heat, which tends to burst out. Sometimes it turns into a fight among the players. From verbal spat to wild actions, IPL has seen all of these.
5. Harbhajan Singh vs Ambati Rayudu [IPL 2016]
Harbhajan Singh was involved in an infamous fight with his own team compatriot- Ambati Rayudu in a match against Rising Pune Supergiants IPL 2016.
RPS batsman Saurabh Tiwari pulled one to Rayudu in the deep. Rayudu tried his best to save the boundary but failed. After that Harbhajan was furious with Rayudu and there was some exchange of heated words. Later a senior member of the team calmed the situation down.
4. Munaf Patel vs Amit Mishra [IPL 2011]
Two senior players of Indian cricket were involved in a fight in IPL 2011. Amit Mishra, who is renowned for his bowling skills, smashed Munaf Patel for a couple of boundaries in the last over of the 1st innings. Munaf Patel failed to accept that and there was some heated exchange of words between them. Later umpires had to intervene to separate the two players.
3. Mitchell Starc vs Kieron Pollard [IPL 2014]
IPL fans can never forget the brawl between Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard. Pollard loves to play mindgame with the bowlers to upset them. He did the same with Starc.
Starc was steaming in and Pollard at the very last moment decided not to play the delivery and stepped aside. Starc did not take that easily and went on with his delivery and angled it in just past Pollard to the keeper. In response, Pollard threw his bat to the Australian. But luckily it felt only in front of him.
2. Gautam Gambhir vs Virat Kohli [IPL 2013]
One of the biggest fights in IPL history. 2 Indian superstars hailing from the same city- Delhi, were caught in an ugly fight in the 2013 edition.
During RCB’s run-chase KKR was celebrating wildly after Virat Kohli’s dismissal. The RCB skipper was not able to accept that easily and passes some comments to the bowlers. It was unacceptable to the KKR skipper and they involved in a nasty fight.
1. S Sreesanth vs Harbhajan Singh [IPL 2008]
This is considered as the biggest fight in IPL history. Two aggressive bowlers of India involved in a fight. It was told that Harbhajan Singh slapped Sreesanth after the Indian pacer celebrating the victory against Mumbai Indians.
However, the footage of Harbhajan slapping Sreesanth was completely kept obscured.